The Varley Group of Companies incorporates our Varley business units, as well as also several other subisidiaries including:



Varley USA





Varley USA, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Varley Group, which specialises in Aerospace and Defense programs.

Varley USA, Inc. was founded to leverage the technology, innovation, responsiveness, and legacy of its Australian parent to make it easier for US companies to do business with the Varley Group.



Integrated Design & Engineering Solutions (IDES)




With combined experience of over 150 years, IDES's Professional Engineers, CAD & Graphic designers, Project Managers and manufacturing network can deliver complete engineering solutions from bid response, concept development to production and support.



Air Boats International (AI)




Air Boats International have been designing and building Airboats since 1990. AI have developed knowledge through continuous research and development, and offer a unique hull design that provides customers with superior handling, safety and performance characteristics compared with other overseas commercial designs.

AI are the only Australian manufacturer of Airboats and are located in Newcastle NSW Australia.

AI have supplied airboats to a wide range of markets including: Australian Commercial Operations, Local Government, Federal Government – Military, Mining, Tourism Operators and International Export Customers.




Norship is a diversified marine services business that delivers sustainment, engineering and manufacturing services to highly valued Defence, Commercial and Private sector customers.

Norships’ facilities and infrastructure includes a shipyard in Cairns and industrial marine workshop facilities in Darwin with offsite service teams deployed for service requirements across the Australian coastline and the Pacific Region.

Head office is situated in Cairns with over 54,500 sqm. of industrial workshop and marine infrastructure available for out of water maintenance refits, repairs and overhauls.

Marine maintenance capabilities include: 4 travel lifts with capacities from 40 - 400 tonnes, fully enclosed blast and paint facilities, fully serviced hardstand, fully equipped workshops and experienced staff able to cater up to 600 vessel refit and maintenance activities each year.

Norship offer a full spectrum of Shipyard and ‘Through Life Asset Management Services’ including concept design, prototyping, construction, and maintenance support through to docking, emergent repairs, complete refits, and disposals.

As a proud Australian company, Norship is committed to promoting Australian Industry Capability through investment in operational capability and through use of a diverse and highly skilled industry supply chain.

As boat builders and component manufacturers Norship Engineering services include Vessel Inspections, Audits and Certification, Pre refit condition assessments (PRCAS), 3D solid modelling, (CAD/CAM), OEM support and Customer design management)

Certifications: ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 45001:2018 & ISO 4801. Compliant to ISO DEF (AUST) 5000, ISO 55000- Asset Management & ISO 31000 – Risk Management